Arvada, just outside of Denver and with the Rocky Mountains to the west, is a beautiful and historic place to live. For apartment hunters seeking a physically active lifestyle, Arvada's extensive outdoor activities and abundance of recreational space will prove to be a perfect fit. And with young families, students, and older couples all inhabiting the suburb, there truly is something for everyone.
A commuter town to Denver and Boulder, apartment renters in Arvada will appreciate the suburb's small town feel. Originally discovered in 1850 after members of a wagon train found gold, Arvada's humble origins have since evolved into a bustling, modern area. With a population surpassing 111,000, the city manages to retain its and historic appeal.
Arvada has several annual events for residents to take part in. The Festival of Scarecrows is an autumn celebration in the Olde Town neighborhood when locals vote on their favorite costumed scarecrows, go on hayrides, decorate pumpkins, and browse booths for snacks and retail goods. Pumpkin growers can even compete in the giant pumpkin contest. The annual Arvada Harvest Festival Parade is the second largest parade in the state of Colorado.
For apartment renters looking to take immerse themselves in Arvada's cultural landscape, The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is a local community center that regularly hosts theatrical performances and concerts and teaches art, dance and music classes to members of the community.
With the city's close proximity to the nearby metropolitan areas of downtown Denver and Boulder and its small town appeal, residents of Arvada get to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Arvada's close proximity to various educational institutions makes it an ideal location for students. Red Rocks Community College, located directly in Arvada, is an affordable choice for those seeking a two-year degree with the option to transfer credits to a four-year college. Apartment-renting students who are looking to attend a larger school can commute to the The University of Colorado in Denver, which is approximately 30 minutes away by car.
While Arvada has some small businesses that employ residents, most Arvada residents commute to work in nearby Denver. Siemens Energy, SMA Solar Technology, and Bach Composite Industry are just a few of the large companies that employ Arvada residents.